Sanju is a 38-year-old weaver from Sanwar, Rajasthan. She learned the art of weaving from her aunt. Now with 15 years of practice, she is an experienced artisan. Apart from this, she is also a good painter. She is a mother to 2 children and is very content and happy. Sanju always considered education as a priority and believes weaving gave her financial stability because of which she is able to provide education to her kids.
JhopdiThis Manchaha depicts Sanju’s journey from living in a small hut, or jhopdi, to a bigger one. She has decorated it as per her wishes to make a home out of it, and woven the rug in darker and lighter hues of green. The darker green is a depiction of the challenging times she had to go through in the process and the lighter shade is symbolic of the happiness this hut has brought her way, even during times of sadness and despair.